Wednesday, November 20, 2013


Its been a busy week here at UMS.  Sometimes when a lot of things are happening, I forget to make posts.  Alejandro Colindres and Dennis Perdomo are here, and the students have been involved in a lot of outreach.  On Sunday we will hold our "Grand Opening" of Ukunda Mission Church.  Yes, I know that we held the opening of the church a few weeks ago, but we decided to have a bigger event as well  Rose Jeffa, a well known singer from Tanzania will be here, together with Baya's family gospel band.   

We've been doing a lot of outreach this week, with the students and Alejandro.  It has been a good time.  There are hundreds of heroin addicts within a kilometer or so of the school who are desperate to see a change in their lives.  Tomorrow some will be coming for a day of teaching here in the school, it should be interesting.  

There have been a lot of testimonies from the past week, here is one:

This is Eric, one of the drug addicts we have been ministering to.  When we met Eric two days ago, he could hardly walk because of a severe foot infection.  When Alejandro prayed for him, he was immediately healed.  

Can't really see it well in this photo, but after receiving healing Monday evening, Eric had one of his friend carve a cross into the hair on the back of his head.  His way of honoring God, I guess.

 Here is Eric preaching to some other addicts yesterday, telling them about his healing, and asking them to come to the meetings tomorrow and Sunday.

Friday, November 1, 2013


A few days ago I wrote about Timothy, who met a gang of drug addicts on his way home.    Tonight, fifteen members of this gang showed up at one of our meetings.  We had a great time worshiping the Lord together.  Some of them were Rastafarians, and at least one was a Muslim, but we had a great time worshiping the Lord together.  They all prayed to receive Jesus into their lives.  

I feel like we are in the beginning stages of a great harvest.  There is potential to reach thousands of young people, from all backgrounds and religions during the upcoming months.  In two weeks, we will focus on outreach, preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ in the streets and homes of this area.  I expect to see hundreds of people turn to the Lord.  

My biggest concern is not the evangelism itself.  I know that many, many people are hungry to know the living God.  I know that many will open their hearts to him.  Many will call on the name of the Lord and be saved.  But what happens then?  Are we ready to disciple this great harvest?  Are we ready to pay the price that is required?  When people turn to the Lord, they often come from terrible backgrounds.  Helping them is not always easy.  The harvest is ready to be reaped, but are the laborers ready to bring in the harvest?